Framingham Cultural Councils Awards 3 Collins Scholarship Awards

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FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham Cultural Council has awarded 3 Collins scholarship awards to members of the class of 2021.

The Rita and Bill Collins Memorial Arts Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors to further their education in the arts.

The scholarship applicants submitted an example of some form of art, an essay, and a letter of recommendation.

Winners were:

  • Caitlyn Doucette who will attend Mass College of Art and Design
  • Thalia Santos who will attend MassBay Community College
  • Eva Taub who will attend Millikin University in Illinois

Doucette submitted two pieces of acrylic art.

Santos submitted a video of her dancing.

Taub submitted a comedic play titled All on I-57. Play synopsis: 20 miles from Kankakee, Illinois, RYAN, a teenager, is accompanied by LORI, their mom.
The two are on their way driving to southern Illinois after flying into O’Hare International Airport earlier that day. RYAN and LORI are now driving on I-57 in a 2019 Toyota Corolla.

Rita Collins was the Cultural Council administrator extraordinaire and, when she retired, was a member and treasurer of the Cultural Council. She managed the grant processing procedures and the grant reimbursement procedures.

Bill Collins was a member of and supporter of the Framingham Cultural Council. He designed the logo used by the Council on its letterhead and provided art work and designs for the Council’s Annual Awards event. He was a graphic artist and art director for a large corporation for over 30 years before he retired.

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